First the format, about which, I have absolutely no problems whatsoever. As I see it, if the selection of albums is done with sensitivity and, if the discs actually reproduce the music correctly i.e. with no major change from the original LP's, then I think it's absolutely marvellous, that we, the consumers are presented with such a large amount of representative material from an artist at a highly attractive price. Ideal, in fact for someone who has little, or no material on said artist.
That indeed is my case. I do have one of these albums on vinyl but that's all, and I hadn't played it in yonks.
So is it representative? I would say yes. For most artists of some longevity you have to leave something out or select a particular period. In this case the selector has ignored the first four albums (one of which, being live, was somewhat overlapping with the others). This early grouping is much more folky in the traditional sense of the word. If this particular set sells well then the more folky grouping could follow as later release (and of course, there's nothing to stop anyone searching out individul albums).
Do I like it (or them)? To some extent that does inevitably relate to my research beforehand. But the answer is an unqualified Yes and I would urge anyone wanting to find out a fair amount about Judy to purchase this set. Reading is not a substitute for listening.